It is becoming increasingly apparent that traditional notions of how the “boss” of a company should manage his or her team are becoming obsolete in the modern workplace. This is because aggressive and unfair treatment of employees is easier to report, and unfair treatment of workers can result in very costly legal action. There are, however, still inadequate bosses who underperform because they fail to engage employees, or motivate them to create the best product, conduct the best research or work hard to achieve the same goals. Anyone can be a good employer if they adopt modern characteristics of how to interact respectfully with their workers and treat them as valued agents of the business, and the three tips below are fundamental in that process.
Share their Vision
If you want employees to feel passionate about the company their work for, you need to exhibit enthusiasm and a clear vision for how you would like the company to function, and the principles that underpin your business. You need to show your workers that your company is proud of what it produces and that there is a vibrant and exciting future ahead if they invest fully in working for you.
Nowadays, people want to feel like their work is more than paying their mortgage; the newest generation of the workforce is committed to having a positive impact on the world through their work and if there is a way your company can illustrate how you offer that, be sure to share that with your employees. It is worthwhile thinking back to the creation of the company or when you first joined, which will help you pick out the highlights of what your organization aims to achieve.
Create an Open Dialogue
By creating an environment of equality and respect, employees will come to you with their problems and concerns. This is essential for both employees and employers because small issues can often grow to become threats to the business. It may be difficult for the people you employ to see you as an equal due to the nature of your position, but one modern-day and simple solution is to implement the Impulse employee survey app which allows your staff to voice concerns without direct contact. It’s perfect for checking the pulse of your staff anonymously.
Adapt to Employees
Companies with a high turnover of staff are notoriously demotivating, disorganized, and perform poorly. That is why a successful company knows that valuing every member of the team will not only benefit the employee but will be financially beneficial for the company, too.
Acknowledge the fact that every employee is unique and every team functions in a slightly different rhythm. You can utilize personality tests to assess the best method to engage each employee and evolve your knowledge of their responses to events at work. It’s worth bearing in mind that positive reinforcement – praising employees for good work rather than criticizing them for substandard efforts – has been researched heavily and there is a large body of evidence that rewarding employees with positive feedback will improve their performance in the workplace.
There are many ways to become a more motivating and approachable leader. The best thing you can do is be authentic and respect everyone in the workplace regardless of their status – helping your team and company thrive into the future.